|Socialism: Utopian and Scientific - Friedrich Engels|
LibriVox recording of Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, by Friedrich Engles (Translated by Edward Aveling). Read by Bob Neufeld. The main idea of "Socialism: Utopian and Scientific" (1880) was distinguishing scientific socialism and utopian socialism. Engels begins by chronicaling the thought of utopian socialists, starting with Saint-Simon. He then proceeds to Fourier and Robert Owen. In chapter two, he summarizes dialectics, and then chronicles the thought from the ancient Greeks to Hegel...
Keywords: ibrivox; literature; audiobook; socialism; utopia
|Heidi - Johanna Spyri|
LibriVox recording of Heidi, by Johanna Spyri. Read by a full cast. "Heidi" takes us on a journey to the eventful childhood of a good-hearted girl from the Swiss Alps. A warm and loving story, full of touching moments, it reaches children and adults alike. It was written in 1880 and published in two parts: 1. Heidi's years of learning and travel. 2. Heidi makes use of what she has learned. This English translation from 1915 has "an especial flavor, that very quality of delight in mountain scenes...
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|One Act Play Collection 005 - Various|
LibriVox recording of One Act Play Collection 005, by Various. This collection of ten one-act dramas features plays by James M. Barrie, Hereward Carrington, Marjory Benton Cooke, Alice Gerstenberg, Susan Glaspell and George Cram Cook, St. John Hankin, George Middleton, David Pinski, Frederik Pohl, and an unknown Japanese author. The plays were coordinated by Arielle Lipshaw, Availle, Chuck Williamson, Todd, Peter Yearsley, Caprisha Page, Charlotte Duckett, and Amanda Friday...
Keywords: ibrivox; literature; audiobook; plays; one acts; collection
|Ramona - Helen Hunt Jackson|
LibriVox recording of Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson. Ramona, a novel written by Helen Hunt Jackson (1884), is the story of a part-Scottish and part-Native American orphan girl growing up and getting married in Southern California, suffering racial discrimination and hardship. Originally serialized in the Christian Union on a weekly basis, the novel became immensely popular. Overall, it has had more than 300 printings, been made into four film versions, and has been performed as an outdoor play an...
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|A Little Maid of Province Town - Alice Turner Curtis|
LibriVox recording of A Little Maid of Province Town, by Alice Turner Curtis. Read by Arielle Lipshaw. Plucky eight year old Anne Nelson, living in Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod, is determined to bring the Revolutionary War to an end so that she can be reunited with her soldier father. Will she succeed in carrying an important message from Boston to Newburyport, warning the American troops to be prepared, or will she be caught by the English ships patrolling the harbor? (Summary by wildemo...
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|The Miser - Moliere|
LibriVox recording of The Miser, by Moliere. The Miser is a comedy of manners about a rich moneylender named Harpagon. His feisty children long to escape from his penny-pinching household and marry their respective lovers. Although the 17th-century French upper classes presumably objected to the play's message, it is less savage and somewhat less realistic than Molière's earlier play, Tartuffe, which attracted a storm of criticism on its first performance...
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|Love and Intrigue - Friedrich Schiller|
LibriVox recording of Love and Intrigue, by Friedrich Schiller. Ferdinand is an army major and son of President von Walter, a high-ranking noble in a German duke's court, while Luise Miller is the daughter of a middle-class musician. The couple fall in love with each other, but both their fathers tell them to end their affair. The President instead wants to expand his own influence by marrying Ferdinand to Lady Milford, the duke's mistress, but Ferdinand rebels against his father's plan and trie...
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|The Phantom of the Opera (dramatic reading) - Gaston Leroux|
LibriVox recording of The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Leroux. Read by a full cast. Over the years, strange things have been happening at the Paris Opéra House. The new owners, M. Moncharmin and M. Richard don't know what to do about the mysterious "Opera Ghost" demanding money, nor the tragic death of the chief scene-shifter. Now the young Soprano, Christine Daae, has been kidnapped and her lover, the Vicomte de Chagny, is going mad...
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|Emma (dramatic reading) - Jane Austen|
LibriVox recording of Emma, by Jane Austen. Read by a full cast. Emma is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance....As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." In the very first sentence she introduces the title ch...
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|The Tinker's Wedding - John Millington Synge|
LibriVox recording of The Tinker's Wedding, by J.M. Synge. The Tinker's Wedding is a two-act play written by Irish playwright J. M. Synge. The author's only comedy, it is set on a roadside near a chapel in rural Ireland. (summary by Wikipedia) Cast: Michael Byrne: mb Mary Byrne: Elizabeth Klett Sarah Casey: Arielle Lipshaw A Priest: Algy Pug Narrator: Frances Brown Audio edited by Arielle Lipshaw For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or ...
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|The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (dramatic reading) - Anne Bronte|
LibriVox recording of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Bronte. Read by a full cast. A mysterious young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall, an Elizabethan mansion which has been empty for many years, with her young son. She lives there under an assumed name, Helen Graham, and very soon finds herself the victim of local slander. Refusing to believe anything scandalous about her, Gilbert Markham discovers her dark secrets...
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|Sappho: A New Rendering - Sappho|
LibriVox recording of Sappho: A New Rendering, by Sappho and Ovid. Translated by H. De Vere Stacpoole. Read by Libby Gohn. Sappho lived in the Greek-speaking Aeolian islands off the coast of Turkey. She is one of the very few female poets from antiquity. Although her work was very popular in ancient Greece and Rome, only small fragments survive today. This book includes translations of these fragments, as well as a poem from Ovid's Heroides, "Sappho to Phaon," a fictional letter from Sappho to h...
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|Agnes Grey (dramatic reading) - Anne Brontë|
LibriVox recording of Agnes Grey, by Anne Brontë. Read by a full cast. Agnes Grey is the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era, as a governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families, the Bloomfields and the Murrays, she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to rein in unruly, sp...
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|Sense and Sensibility (dramatic reading) - Jane Austen|
LibriVox recording of Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen. Read by a full cast. The story is about Elinor and Marianne, two daughters of Mr Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John, and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances. The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, a cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience both romance ...
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|Anne of the Island (dramatic reading) - Lucy Maud Montgomery|
LibriVox recording of Anne of the Island, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Read by a full cast. Anne of the Island is the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series, written by Lucy Maud Montgomery about Anne Shirley. Anne of the Island was published in 1915, seven years after the bestselling Anne of Green Gables. In the continuing story of Anne Shirley, Anne attends Redmond College in Kingsport, where she is studying for her BA...
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|The Sorrows of a Show Girl - Kenneth McGaffrey|
LibriVox recording of The Sorrows of a Show Girl, by Kenneth McGaffrey. Originally printed in The Morning Telegraph in New York, this is the story of Miss Sabrina, the show girl, and her ups and downs with the unpredictable theatrical industry and the Great White Way, the lights and glamour of Broadway. "In order to set myself right with both the public and the vast army of Sabrinas that add youth and beauty to our stage, and brilliancy and gaiety to our well known cafes, I wish to say that she ...
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|Prometheus Bound - Aeschylus|
LibriVox recording of Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus. Read by a full cast. "Prometheus Bound" is the only complete tragedy of the Prometheia trilogy, traditionally assumed to be the work of Aeschylus. Jupiter has turned against Prometheus for protecting mankind and has ordered him to be chained to a rock. But Prometheus is comforted by his knowledge of a way to bring about the downfall of Jupiter. (Summary by Libby Gohn) Cast: Narrator: Charlotte Duckett Prometheus: Jason Mills Chorus of Nymphs,...
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Downloads: 4,543 (2 reviews)